That would NEVER happen at NYU.
NYU students don't have parents.
At least, that's the vibe you get attending 'Parents' Day, which didn't feel like a Parents Day at all. When the various speakers referred to our children, they used the term "your student."
"Your student" is the same formulation administrators here in my peer-oriented school district always used, even for kids as young as 10.
"Please share with your student."
"Please discuss with your student." (My personal favorite: the letter home asking us to discuss bomb threats with our student.)
I don't have a student, bub! (Well, actually I do.)
I have a child.
C. told me the Christmas card story and said, "I wish I'd gone to a Catholic college."
I wish he had, too.
update from the Comments:
I teach at a Catholic college, and my husband used to teach at one of the elite Jesuit colleges. Trust me, they aren't worth drooling over. The elite Jesuit college was pretty much like small elite liberal arts colleges of all stripes, except the student body was 95% Irish. My large Catholic university has all the woes of large private universities everywhere, and the Catholicism mainly shows up in the form of trying to force professors to tack service learning into every course. Your kid is better off at NYU.C.'s friend is attending a Jesuit college, come to think of it. Not sure whether it's an elite Jesuit college. C. will know.